Today's racecards

Exeter

  • 15:20 Ilfracombe Food Service Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 47.10s
  • Off time: 15:24:39
15:20 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Justabout 9/2
2nd Cullahill (IRE) 5/1
3rd Morestead (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 21P31P White, Red Cross of Lorraine and armlets Cullahill (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-12 pt R H Buckler Mr J A Best (7) 115 5/16.00
2 P-62PP7 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Nostringsattached (IRE) 31
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-11 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 114 7/18.00
3 963163 Red, White chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap, White diamond Surfboard (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-7 bt D Pipe T Scudamore 110 5/16.00
4 247-853 BLACK, RED seams, WHITE cap Rifleman (IRE) 51
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-6 t R Lee Giles Hawkins (3) 109 9/110.00
5 5-12233 Emerald green, yellow hoops, emerald green and yellow quartered cap Breaking Silence (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-6 vt Jonjo O'Neill Mr A J Berry (3) 109 7/18.00
6 7-4125F Red, Yellow triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, Yellow diamond Kristallo (GER) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 p P Bowen J E Moore 105 9/25.50
7 782328 Red and White stripes, Red sleeves, White spots Morestead (IRE) 6
Nag me
6 11-0 p B G Powell L Aspell 103 10/111.00
8 01P-472 Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Justabout 18
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-12 pt C L Tizzard D Crosse 101 9/25.50
Non runners
93-22113Orion Star (IRE)910-9J W MullinsD E Mullins98

Verdict

A tricky puzzle to unravel, further complicated by the fact that McCoy has chosen the enigmatic but potentially well-treated Nostringattached ahead of the more consistent Breaking Silence. Cullahill may have had enough for the time being, while Kristallo is proving disappointing and Morestead capitulated quickly over hurdles at Fontwell six days ago. Orion Star may be too high in the weights now but Surfboard is interesting back over fences and Rifleman could figure if back to his best. JUSTABOUT went very close at Plumpton last time, however, and could go one better today off only a 2lb higher mark.